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on this pig. >> look closer at the energy sector. it was the worse performer with energy stocks ending lower for the sixth straight session. the move lower comes despite a rise in more than 2% on crude oil this week. david? david: as was just said, it's not all red. there is some green on this markets, and it's focusing on retailers. barnes & noble, macy's, zales. people buying diamond rings and bracelets. >> oh, i wouldn't know, david. i'm not a realist, apparently. david: only one woman on my diamond list, but go ahead. >> a look overseas at japan, last trading day of the year, shares closing, get this, at the highest level since last year's tsunami for the year gaining 23%, the biggest percentage rise since 2005. ending on a nice positive note over there. david: wish it was good here. congressional leaders meeting with the president, what's hanging on the edge of the cliff is higher taxes on dividends. coming up, the chairman and ceo of southern company owning a bunch of power companies in the south tells us why the tax hike would be a huge blow to his industry, a blow everybody will feel
about wind energy that needs to be sunsetted, soon. you bring up the side of the cliff that no one talks about. the sequester, the automatic spending reduction, i don't think it would be a bad thing if washington took the sequester and showed that they could cut spending. >> because we have a never budget balancing act going on with the journalist pointed out the secret gang of six meetings, that's budgeting by, secret gang of 12 meetings. and-- >> quickly that's what we use today call blue smoke and mirrors in washington and that's why people are upset at washington. don't trust them. david: good to see you. well, the numbers are in and you were not shopping as much as last year, apparently. holiday retail sales were basically unchanged from last year and sandy, of course, and the connecticut shooting got some blame, but what about no jobs and no money? coming up, the opening bell, futures are up. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct s
of the s&p sectors moved lower on the selloff, energy fell by more than 1% and so did financials and telecom services that sector was weighed down by big losses in blackberry maker research in motion. more on that in a moment. today's selling came despite some encouraging economic reports. durable goods orders rose 0.7% in november, a slight decline had been expected. personal spending also picked up in november, rising 0.4% of a percent as consumers shrugged off worries about the fiscal cliff and went shopping. as investors sold stocks, they bought up safe-havens like treasuries and gold. that pushed down the yield on the ten-year treasury to 1.77% yields move in the opposite direction of treasury prices. meanwhile, gold was shining up over $14 to $1,660 an ounce. there were some deals getting done today. first up, general electric. it's buying the aeronautics unit of italian engine maker avio. the price tag: $4 billion. g.e. shares fell slightly on the deal, down 17-cents to $20.88. also today, a deal in the casino space: pinnacle entertainment is buying ameri-star casinos for
but need more capital to get to the next level. exploration and production companies and energy that have done well and need capital. you can raise it or you can join forces with somebody else. very often the decision is to merge and not raise capital and take that risk. >> susie: and in tech what should they look for. tech is such a huge area we have a few seconds left what are your thoughts? >> look at the base companiesan. the kind of service that's county of victoria to their -- o their base line services. >> thanks bob, have a greatweek. bob pr profusek. >> susie: the price of gold fell slightly today, as the fiscal cliff drama in washington continues to weigh on markets and confidence. gold slipped almost $8 to $1,655. for the year, gold is up about 5%, half the gain in the s&p 500. but as erika miller reports, some gold bugs believe next year will be far better for the precious metal. >> reporter: if you got gold jewelry as a holiday gift, it may be more than something beautiful to wear. it may also prove to be a shining investment. some gold traders think the yellow metal could hi
, a netherlands based company, no in the medical business but in the energy business. explain why you like this multinational. >> yes, tom, sound like it belongs in the medical business, but actually no it's really a science business. core labs, about a $5 billion company and they specialize in helping oil companies find more oil and more gas that benefits all around the world. so they have scientists who actually take samples of rock and water, analyze that and try to help oil companies find more oil that may be hidden or tucked away so we can abscess more oil, which is good for all of us. >> tom: we're talking about an energy boon in the united states, energy prices, that's helped keep a cap on energy prices here. what kind of holding time frame do you anticipate to make some money? >> as we've seen this year, one reason why core labs is attractive from a valuation perfect suspective we've seen the stock soften this year as some of the rig counts have softened as well because of the i prices of natural gas have really fallen. and i do think this will reverse sometime over the next few ye
a move to the downside. including intel, texas instruments and farm holdings. david: the whole energy sector, names like chevron, marathon, all posting losses today. lori: retailers themselves were not all in on the holiday spirit on this christmas eve trading day. back in eagle, staples among the biggest losers in the sector. david: those idiots inside the beltway cannot seem to get it figured out. don't expect one anytime soon. lawmakers are gone for the holiday, so does the white house even want a deal by the new year, or automatic tax hikes what they want in order to balance their spending? more on that coming up, does the president really wants to go over the fiscal cliff? lori: cannot wait to hear where we stand, the latest negotiation or any at all on the cliff. spending specifically on toys. there is not a runaway must-have toy this year, but there are some hits and a few misses as well. what will be under the trees or what will be stuck on the retail shelves. david: but first, we will tell you what drove the market today with today's "data download." continued gridlock in the
topping the energy stocks, pulling back today. shibani: we have been talking about what is going on the holiday shopping, retailers mostly in the red but there was one name bucking the trend, jcpenney. talking a lot this week about. nicole: they have been getting back into promotions and discounts. now it is working. david: they are cheering on wall street. member earlier today, the dow was trading down. looks like down about 22 per share. let's look at all the various indices. not a good way to start training for the holidays. there we go, we are all in the red. the biggest hit is the nasdaq, the tech heavy nasdaq down all day. even when the dow was up, the nasdaq down, tech stocks taking a beating today. shibani: weak sales sending retailers and they read it today. so the high-end names among the worst performers. coach, michael kors, not holding up in today's market. david: even the homebuilders could not get a bounce. could it possibly be some profit taking? up tremendously the past three to six months so perhaps that is what is going on. some prices are looking down a bit af
be across the board for everybody and, in the energy area, if take really come down hard on fracking which has been a very important asset for our country. >> all right, sorry we have to leave it there. an interesting conversation. thank you very much wane. best wishes for the new your. wayne kaufman of john thomas financial. thanks a lot >> susie: the fiscal cliff isn't the only drama playing out for the u.s. economy: there's also the "container cliff". 14 ports along the u.s. east and gulf coasts are at risk of closing if longshoremen and the international maritime alliance cannot reach a deal by saturday. federal mediators have been called in to help with last minute negotiations. at the heart of the dispute: container royalties. those fees charged to shippers were implemented in the 1960s to help dock workers displaced by technology. the maritime alliance wants the royalties capped. earlier this month a port strike in southern california, cost an estimated $1 billion a day. netflix is blaming problems at its web service provider, amazon for a server outage that took down its streaming
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to get to the next level. exploration and production companies and energy that have done well and need capital. you can raise it or you can join forces with somebody else. very often the decision is to merge and not raise capital and take that risk. >> susie: and in tech what should they look for. tech is such a huge area we have a few seconds left what are your thoughts? >> look at the base companiesand the peripherals they need. the kind of service that's county of victoria to their -- connect to their base line services. >> thanks bob have a greatweekend. bob pro profusek. >> susie: the price of gold fell slightly today, as the fiscal cliff drama in washington continues to weigh on markets and confidence. gold slipped almost $8 to $1,655. for the year, gold is up about 5% half the gain in the s&p 500. but as erika miller reports some gold bugs believe next year will be far better for the precious metal. >> reporter: if you got gold jewelry as a holiday gift, it may be more than something beautiful to wear. it may also prove to be a shining investment. some gold traders think the yel
can be a tech stock, one a health care stock, one a financial, only one can be an energy company and one an industrial and only one a food and beverage-maker. what if you're not sure? always err on the side of caution. if two stocks trade together, underlying companies succeed or fail based on the same factors, you're not diversified, oil driller and oil producer, people think they are different, both part of the same sector, software and hardware, look, both techs whether we like it or not, not doing this to be arbitrary or capricious or make it more difficult to pick stocks. when you get too concentrated in one area the moment something bad happens to one of the two big stocks in that area you want to throw yourself off the bridge because the loss will be enormous. imagine if you owned too many industrials when the economy started to slow due to the blow up in europe and fast-growing markets like china slammed on the brakes with higher interest rates, you got obliterated. how about if you owned too many banks right before the financial crisis hit? i know a lot of people who did
is your best bet? >> there is no dow that energy stocks, to me, we are seeing the spikes in oil prices today. lori: you are basically saying try to raise some cash during this last week. that could be your fine opportunity. >> right. you have to think back at what these companies are saved. they are not overly optimistic. they were not doing back flips about the future. sometimes waiting is the best investment strategy that there is. you have to begin to see whether they will begin to grow. most companies have to face the facts. most companies are making money because of cost-cutting. i think we have to really look at ways to just be ready. the best place to be -- lori: lean and mean. cash is, well, i guess that is why you had a debate. i guess i can hold on for two weeks. >> i agree. they are lean and mean. every quarter, they are cutting more and cutting more. now, we are at the point if they are able to prove that this make sense, they will be able to show that they can grow. this could make or break a great quarter. corporations dealing with uncertainty really shows that it will ei
, holding stocks hostage, down fifth day in a row. energy stocks notably weak again today. six down days in a row so check out the energy select spider exchange traded fund. it's xle, and it's basically a proxy for the energy complex, oil producers, service providers, pipeline operators, and xle, as you see, up 1.25%. in terms of the individual names, exxon mobile down 1.5%. chevron down 1.5%. total down 2%. conoco phillips 1%. red arrows across the board. congressional leaders meeting at the white house right now, and there is -- the question is is there any chance there's a deal before we hit the cliff, or do we just hunker down and wait for spring? gosh, i hope not. lance roberts, ceo of street talk, joining me in a fox business exclusive. lance, thank you. look, they are meeting in washington now. i don't know whether we should be excited or not. what do you think is the outcome? when do you think we'll get something done? >> not until after the first of the year. ashley: what! how late into the new year do you think? >> well, here's the bottom line, as we look at this and what is go
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. back to you, carl. >> seema, thanks so much. check out some energy in metals this morning. let's go to our favorite birthday girl of the day. bertha coombs. >> thank you very much, for the birthday wishes. you know, it's national chocolate day. what else would be better on your birthday? except for a lot of inventory numbers today, delayed because of the christmas holiday. we have energy at the moment fractionally higher across the board. the dollar index weakening just a hair at the moment. despite the fact that we had industry numbers that were a bit bearish. the api putting out numbers of crude stocks. when you look out at the estimates for the eia, we're expecting to see a drawdown of crude of 2 million barrels. crude, the third weekly gain. one of the biggest gains we've seen in a long time, nearly 3% this week. it's looking fairly technically strong. gasoline will be the one that people will watch. eia estimates are for a build there of 250,000 barrels. it's closer to that than what we saw from the api at 2.5 million barrels. that's certainly going to be more bullish for gasol
on the energy markets. let's go to bertha coombs at the nymex. >> we are seeing a little bit of a pullback here when it comes to brent futures, and also across the board pretty much in energy today. not what you would necessarily expect with the weaker dollar. the concern, of course, is that if we do go over that fiscal cliff, no deal by the end of the year. that we will see some recessionary pressures here in the first quarter. at least that's what the congressional budget office is talking about. nat gas is feeling the pressure after a strong rally over the last couple of days. we're getting profit taking there. ironically, it comes after the commitment of traders report from the cftc saying we saw the biggest increase in terms of net long positions in nymex futures. gold holding steady. not necessarily being the big safe haven play. but it is among the strongest performers in the metals complex. we are seeing some strength in po laid yum and platinum. that according to rbc because of a new etf there. >> thank you very much, bertha coombs. we've got a travel doubleheader for you. former conti
? tracy byrnes? the list is said. did you have a stronger dollar against the euro >> energy pricing is losing ground after jumping 3%. we have sandy smith at the chicago mercantile exchange. you told us oil would hit $100. we're on our way. >> we are down with today's session. people stepped in to the oil market because it was struggling. it is still negative for the year at underperforming and crude oil is down a percent and again today the word is he'll like it did deal by the end of the year and those who do as an say it will not be right where it will be bad. we still are not talking about growing jobs so there is negative sentiment crude-oil prices down when typically during of big storm prices would go up but they're dropping because there is fear we will enter a recession and the country will struggle and they say if we enter the new year we will see higher taxes, lower home values in people struggling. it is not a good. they say that's speaker boner will cave in and we will not get a good deal. >> calls it these oil cliffhanger. >> it is rattling explaining why a trading vol
now, that mid range trade off the high, off that 1500 low, smack dawn below 1700. gold has some energy. some of the currencies have been exhibiting energy. for the most part, we have been grinding sideways slightly higher in the stocks. >> so what happens in january? do you think we're going to see any type of switch in terms of people's mind-sets and willingness to invest? >> well, i think that's a great question at this point. i mean, i think there's outer extreme levels right now that you have to keep your eye on. i think for the most part, it's anyone's guess what will actually happen and the development that will take place. but the markets established this outer extremes right now, which will probably be tested. i mean, again, whether it's because of confidence and some sort of optimism or reassurance in the market and we'll test an upper level or concern and, you know, risk and fear associated with the market. right now what we've been seeing coming into the end of the year is a an increase in volatility and that fear could cause the volatility index. surprisingly, i was thinkin
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continue to like u.s. equities. there are pockets in the u.s. equity market that look attractive. energy particularly as well as technology, even health care to some degree. both for yield and investors as well as those looking for capital growth but increasingly because risks are receding on a global basis we're suggesting investors pivot to non-u.s. equities. international markets look very appealing right now. ashley: what about the targets on s&p, best worst scenario? >> we best-case scenario of 1545 on the s&p 500. ashley: okay. >> 8 t0 10% or so out of the money. ashley: right now 1414. >> it is. and that would imply mid to upper single-digit earnings growth and very little in the way of multiple expansion to get to that kind of a figure. on more optimistic case, we have 1680 out there. ashley: that is optimistic. >> well it is. it is scenario majority of probability for us but nonetheless we put it on the table in the context of us getting past the fiscal cliff, seeing increase in certainty, risk continue to abate internationally. and as a consequence earnings growth coupled with
ffom the pits of the cme. sandra: this from a late government report on energy supplies. normally we get a crude oil report on wednesday but because of the christmas holiday we got it today and we are a few minutes from the close of the trading session for crude oil. it has been quite a week. the second straight day of losses but still hanging on to the $90 market. this crude-oil inventories key, showing the size of crude oil setting a nine month high, that would be good for gasoline prices to go lower. this isn't always a good sign about the economy. in the face of the fiscal cliff there is concern about what will happen with taxes and american consumers income in the new year. they're backing off of energy consumption. that is leading to lower prices. for the trading, overall volume is half of its 100 a average. we're seeing light participation in those markets and as of today crude down 8%. we are watching natural-gas prices as whether roles throughout the country. folks are using more natural gas pushing prices up, contrary to crude-oil prices going down, the energy report is dai
. that was a near miss. something about labor disnews is the port. >> we try to move more energy outside of the u.s. to asia in particular, getting those contracts in place will be more important. but that is a ten year timeframe. >>> not-so-good news for nokia, a month after the launching in the u.s., cell phones are offered at steep discounts or free on u.s. carriers or amazon. nokia is betting heavily on that phone which runs microsoft's windows 8 system. it launched in november with at&t for $99. another version of the phone also available force 99 at verizon. some discussion, dennis, this is just how things work. >> i don't think that's how things work. if you buy an iphone 4s. this is not the most current model, iphone 4s, had verizon, tough pay $99. that is the outdated model. i encourage -- i don't know if people can tweet to the show, i would love to see photos of people actually using the nokia lumia. >> even for free, you mean? >> free or charged. >> would they use it for free? >> don't believe it is being used. >> on the subway, i count who's doing what. i've seen -- >> being very par
right now. not in insignificant number. across the board. financial, energy, there are several energy conservation rules that are at the white house right now. there is also epa rules at the white house. it spans the sector. a lot will depend on how fast these rules come out. it is in a pretty slow pace as of late. liz: we know that the epa has been issuing a lot of rules. will that basically slow the new regulations coming out of the epa or not? >> it does not seem likely. apparently, her deputy is in place to take over the reins. for example, just last friday, they released what is known as rules for boilers and submit kilns. she announced today. according to white house documents, by spring you busy final rules for greenhouse gas regulations for new power plants. liz: how many of these new rules are confirmed by the u.s. congress or are they just coming out of regulatory agencies. is it 50%? >> we have actually looked at that data in terms of what has a judicial deadline. the rules are 10%. now, under dodd-frank, that is expected to come out in january. a lot of these rules, especi
energy but first lauren simonetti on the floor of the new york stock exchange. >> the dow is down 59 points, and the s&p 500. that is why we are not selling of more than we are, this could be the longest losing streak, and three months. and we have been through, congressional negotiations get a deal in the eleventh hour. in terms of stocks, bringing the burger king, costa rica and kuala mola, with a company -- that stock is down 1-3/4%. for the commodities let's go to sandra smith. sandra: a couple days late, the christmas holiday, crude-oil inventories report wednesday, we got it today. a bit of market movers for crude oil and natural gas, the biggest gain in commodity up 1/4%, and this is a combination with the fact the we are kidding cooler than normal temperatures in the northeast where a lot of this is used to heat homes and very bullish for natural gas up 2 of the last three daas, we will see natural gas prices going higher. crude-oil prices with $90 a barrel, holding above that right now, down on the session but we got a bigger than expected build in crude inventories in the l
away from energy and industrials. >> talking of counting down. 15 minutes to go before the closing bell. the dow is down by 17 point but, you know, we're not really moving much at all. >> have you heard of euclid? that's what weather forecasters have named this monster storm hitting the east coast right now. our friends at the weather channel will show you the latest storm track coming up. >> and plus, how will euclid impact wall street? find out what the traders are daying next, first in business worldwide. >>> it is cold and it is ugly and it is snowing outside right now, and it is pretty much that way for most of the northeast thanks to this winter storm that's dumping snow on much of the east coast. the weather channel's danielle banks has more. >> hi there. maybe you were dealing with family drama and today we're dealing with weather drama so no holiday would be complete without some drama and still lot of that going on for locations with tornado watches through 5:00. the storms have definitely made significant progress since yesterday. so we're backing things up for you about 24 h
of what feels like here, bill. a lot of energy at the white house, a lot of curiosity surrounding this meeting. what you can't see from here and what i can't show you, unfortunately, is just about 50 yards from here is where you saw speaker boehner walking into the building, and we've got a whole cadre of white house still press photographers up on ladders peering over the hedge trying to get a picture of the leaders as they walk in and just to the left of that crowd is another crowd of reporters all gathered around the stakeout cameras. that's where the leaders could come out and talk to microphones if they wanted to say anything after this meeting. there's a lot of anticipation of whether they will say anything after this meeting, and it's widely seen that this would be a good sign for negotiations if they do come out and talk. a lot of previous white house meetings, they have not come out to say anything afterwards, so all those folks waiting over there might be waiting in vain here at this point, but at this point we know most of the major leaders are in the building, and we'l
, the strongest part of the energy complex, looking for distillates to be down 350,000 barrels and a build of 350,000 barrels. gasoline prices were up 4% and nat gas, that will be the first one out at 10:30 tomorrow morning. we're expecting about a 76 billion cubic foot drawdown. seasonally lower and nat gas, look at that chart. under pressure of late. it's going to have its first positive year in five years and a pretty good one, matching a performance we've seen in stocks, the best in the energy patch. back to you. >> thank you so much. we just got word that the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell will be going before cameras shortly so that could be market-moving as well. we'll wait to see what that is. >> when he speaks, we'll bring him to you. flows into stocks-based mutual and exchange traded funds have posted 8 billion and bonds, on the other hand, have taken less than 1 billion. a bit of a rotation going on here. should investors be putting money to work in equities despite today's selloff? >> the battle of stocks versus bond. with us cnbc's jeff cox and kathy jones from charles schw
are financials which are the best performing sector of 2012. taking a turn south in today's session. energy and materials actually also joining the fray among the leading laggers within the sectors that we followed. we also wanted to point out jcpenney. it was an outlier and today it reverses. it's having its worst day in six weeks, i believe. the reason being there was an article in the wall street journal saying it's a do or die year for jcpenney. >> wow. that was an intraday chart. normally they fall and then they hold. this thing looks like a ski slope. getting worse and worse as the session goes on. >> yes. >> thank you, mary. >>> in terms of percentage declines, the nasdaq is the biggest winner or loser. seema mody, following the winners. >> seems like investors are following the developments or lack of developments out of washington. that's what's weighing on the nasdaq. we're down about a percent. large cap tech. google down a percent. apple down a similar amount. two headlines to watch on shares of apple, holiday retail survey shows customer satisfaction with apple's online stores
, and the coal producer, peabody energy another green arrow up $0.41 on the day. all good performers to counteract some of the retail and stocks that have been a real drag today. five days left until we dive over the fiscal cliff, is there any chance washington will settle on a deal? my next guest says deal or no deal, the stocks will be stuck in neutral for the next two years. oh, dear. joining us, chief investment officer of security for lou. joining us by phone. two years we will be bumbling along. whether we hit a deal or not. what makes you say that? >> it is about several things. global growth slowing, debt levels and developed economies are high. starting the next area in the government sectors. tax rates are going up, so when you combine those things together, to makes for potential recessionary conditions. we have had markets bubbling across the world in the last three and a half years, time to take a breather in my opinion. ashley: you see us and they won't get past the september highs. you truly believe that? >> i do. you go back to what the market will do, the recessionar
if they do resume here after the christmas holidays? as far as energy is concerned for brent the third straight session to the down side. toward the end of the day, did make it positive on gasoline futures. we did have nat gas selling off after the big rally last week traders saying the longer term forecast doesn't look so cold so natural gas giving it up here ahead of the christmas holiday. merry christmas both to you and maria. hope you have a wonderful one. >> you too, bertha. thanks. >> thank you so much. right back at you. have a great holiday. call it a tale of two retailers. best buy shares down 50% this year while amazon shares are up 50%. so no matter where you do your shopping this holiday, which stock would you rather buy? let's start talking numbers. our guests, good to see you guys. carter, let's talk about these moves. would you rather buy into the amazon rally? >> sure. or buy into the best buy selloff? >> you know, not to be scrooge or anything, but we don't like either of them. basically, simply put, we don't like best buy because it is so bad and amazon because it is
americans say they will still be in the malls today, christmas eve. some shoppers say they like the energy of shopping right up until the last minute. others say they hate the crowds, but they just couldn't get out to the stores any sooner. >>> and it turns out shoes are one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. shoppers say shoes are one gift they know will be used and the sizes are unlikely to change. footwear ranks fing. they weren't in the top ten last year. >>> the prelude to the lord of the rings movie is still the most popular movie in the u.s. >> the tiny hobbit is running circles around some of the biggest hollywood names. the hobbit and unexpected journey remains number one. >>> this is 40, rise to the gardens and lincoln rounded out the top five. >>> our photojournalist introduces us to one choir who has been spreading cher for generations -- clear for generations. >> it's kind of a lank to me. >> music is everything to me -- language to me. >> music is everything to me. >> music is such a healing thing. ♪ >> my father, perry phillips, was the choir director here. sta
.s. becoming energy independent on its own. do you really think it will happen? because i still talk to a couple of people in the oim and gas industry that say, you know what? it's a far cry from the reality out there. we're still going to see the middle east being the dominating oil exporter. >>. >> i think in terms of any oil forecast, my experience is i'm lucky if i can forecast the oil price more than six months. so to forecast it eight years out, what's happened also is in terms of supply is that last year another reason why the oil price got held up was that we had problems in the north sea. the only nonopec user who came up with the goods was the u.s. everybody else failed as they always do. >> i was just wondering, christian, what your thoughts are. also, we were looking at the higher oil prices. higher being anything north of 100 at the time saying it's going to slow down a recovery in markets. this time around, now we're using to prices being in the region of 100. but what are your thoughts when you look at oil at the moment? >> well, we've had these two years where in wint
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